For Your Arrival
Your First Steps
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Permit of Stay (non-EU students)
Within 8 working days of their arrival in Italy, all NON-EU citizens who hold a valid student visa for Italy must apply for a permit of stay for study purposes. Information on the process are available here. In your yoU@B students will also find a tutorial in the upcoming weeks they can use to fill out the permit of stay kit on their own. Freshmen will be able to pick up a Permit of Stay Kit directly at our Welcome Info Point, during the Welcome Days.
If, on the contrary, students wish to receive one-to-one assistance with their Permit of Stay, they can access a fee-based dedicated one-to-one service provided by the external agency "Italy4You". More information on the agency, the services provided and the prices, are avaiable here.
Administrative Updates and arrival in Italy
As the administrative procedures to access and stay in Italy change due to Covid-19 impact, you can find at this page on the YESMilano website useful information and insights about travel documents, quarantine, getting Covid-19 vaccines in Italy, residence permits, national health system subscriptions. We also urge you to frequently check travel restrictions that may apply between Italy and your Country of origin through the Ministry of foreign affairs.
If you will be assigned a room in one of the Bocconi residence halls for ay 2021-22, please verify all the information for your arrival at the residence on this page of our website.
Student ID Card
Your Student ID Card is an essential tool to identify yourself in the University, access the One-stop service center, sit exams and use IT rooms, the cafeteria, Library and printing services. It can also be activated for banking operations.
Please be aware that your student ID card is also a refillable debit card created through a collaboration between Banca Popolare di Sondrio and Bocconi University and it allows users to make payments or withdrawals in Italy and abroad, as well as place payments for purchases on the internet. Though not connected to a checking account, the card has an IBAN codewhich allows wire transfers to be completed and received.
Information on how and when to retreive your Student ID Card will be published in the upcoming weeks.
Surf your yoU@B Student Diary
The yoU@B student Diary is a reserved area online available to all Bocconi students. Through yoU@B, students can receive information from the University, use online services dedicated to teaching, administer some activities in their academic careers, check dates, times and rooms for both exams and graduation sessions, check class timetables and so on.
The yoU@B student Diary can be accessed from this page https://youatb.unibocconi.it : you must log in and enter your student ID number as the username and your password.
Enrolled students will receive an e-mail once they can access their yoU@B Diary.
Guide to the University
Read the Student's handbook to gather all the background information on the university processes, opportunities and practicalities to start your experience. Click on Guide to the University and select your specific program (to be updated soon).
Italian Tax Code
Italian Tax Code - Codice Fiscale (service for regular students)
The Italian tax code ("codice fiscale") is an alphanumeric code of 16 characters issued for free by the Revenue Agency to identify Italian citizens and foreign citizens.
The Revenue Agency is a non-economic public body that is mainly responsible for collecting tax revenues, providing services and assistance to taxpayers.
You need to have your own "codice fiscale" to:
- open a bank account
- register at the National Healthcare Service (SSN) - apply for the healthcard
- sign a rental contract
- sign other type of contracts ( phone line etc)
We inform you that non-resident individuals who need to obtain the tax identification number can apply for it to the Italian consular authorities in the Country of residence.
In addition to this procedure and thanks to an agreement between the Agency and Bocconi if you are an international BSc or MSc student and you do not have an Italian tax code, you can request a “Codice Fiscale” online . Instructions on how to request you fiscal code will be emailed to all regularly enrolled BSc and MSc students during the summer (please check the e-mail you used when applying to Bocconi through MyApplication).
Before leaving for Milan, check with your home bank if they have a branch in Italy or any special agreements with an Italian bank.
If you would like to open a bank account in Italy, you will need to submit the following documents at the bank of your choice:
- Codice Fiscale, Italian Tax Code
- Valid form of identification (official ID / passport);
- Certificate of enrollment at the University (can be printed at a Punto Blu kiosk on campus);
- Non-EU Students are also required to show their permesso di soggiorno, permit of stay OR receipt.
All international students are required to have appropriate insurance. In Italy, the National Health Care System is provided by a public health care service (SSN). To know more, read here.
Additional information are also available through the YESMilano webpage.
Guidelines for returning to campus and access to the University are published here. Please check frequently for possible updates.
If you want to know more about the city of Milan, you can browse the Yesmilano website
Bocconi offers first-year students the possibility to attend prep courses in order to revise useful topics and notions:
- Undergraduate students are invited to attend the Math Crash course.
- Graduate students have different prep courses according to the MSc they are enrolled in
Please note that Crash and Prep Courses information for a.y.2021/22 are still being updated. Check this page soon!
If you don't know where the classroom you are looking for is located, browse our directory
Introductory Italian Language Courses
Curricular Preparatory courses
The Italian preparatory courses are offered to non-native Italian speakers students (Bachelors and MSc programs).
Information on the programs are available at the dedicated page.
Italian Survival Course
Among the supplementary activities, the Language Center offers a short intensive Italian language course in distance addressed to 1st year foreign students and incoming Double Degree students to help them interact during their first weeks in Italy and facilitate their integration at Bocconi. More information here (to be updated soon).
Please note that Crash and Prep Courses information for a.y.2021/22 are still being updated.
One-Stop Service Center
The One-stop service center is a welcome point where you can receive information, resolve doubts and complete administrative paperwork.
We urge you to consult the One-Stop Service Center page regularly to check if the service is open according to the current situation.
Wi-fi coverage is available throughout the entire Bocconi campus. Students can access the "bocconi-studenti" network using their ID number and password. Please note that you must approve terms and conditions of use of the service in your yoU@B Student Diary.
If you need assistance with your connection, you can refer to the Wi-fi Help Desk.
For problems, suggestions or clarifications, please send an email to the following address: email@example.com
Know more on the library facility availabe for students.